Extensive local construction experience and an understanding of regional issues are strong assets for the joint venture partnership responsible for the Lower Mainland portion of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

The Kiewit Ledcor Trans Mountain Partnership (KLTP) was formed specifically to carry out this large-scale infrastructure work, which includes 35 km of pipeline and three terminals. The partnership is built on the shared values of safety for the public and workers, and industry experience. KLTP also has a proven track record in finding solutions to minimize impacts on people affected by construction activities.

Here’s what we learned in a recent Q&A with them.

What work are you planning for the Project?

KLTP was formed to construct the Lower Mainland portion of the Project, including the last 35 kilometres of the pipeline from Langley to Burnaby, the Burnaby Terminal, Burnaby Mountain Tunnel, Westridge Marine Terminal and Sumas Terminal in Abbotsford.

Preliminary construction including site preparation activities began in September 2017. We have implemented comprehensive plans to ensure all work is done safely, with minimal impacts to the environment, traffic and the local community. Here is what we have done to date:

  • Relocation of the Suncor Line at Burnaby Terminal
  • Fencing and security upgrades at both Westridge and Burnaby terminals
  • Began piling for the future marine structures
  • Completion of infrastructure relocation
  • Foreshore expansion early works including cell stabilization

What are your most interesting technical challenges?

The most technically interesting scopes are the horizontal directional drill (HDD) under the Fraser River and the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel. The completion of these will be major project and team milestones.

What experience does KLTP have regarding building pipelines and related facilities?

Although KLTP is a first-time partnership, both Kiewit and Ledcor have extensive construction experience in the Lower Mainland. Some notable projects include the South Fraser Perimeter Road, Port Mann Bridge and Sea to Sky Highway. Our parent companies, Kiewit and Ledcor, have worked alongside each other for many years in Fort MacMurray and on other joint venture projects.

Tell us more about KLTP’s core values.

KLTP has four core values, which dictate how we conduct business. These are:

  • People – We care for the well-being of our people and help them grow in their ability to be successful.
  • Integrity – We conduct our business to the highest ethical standards and take responsibility for our actions.
  • Excellence – We commit to excellence in all we do with a focus on quality and continuous improvement.
  • Stewardship – We preserve KLTP’s unique culture to build a stronger organization for future generations of employees.

KLTP is committed to making a positive impact in the communities in which we work. We aim to maximize opportunities for Indigenous, local and regional people.

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Can you talk about KLTP's commitments to safety for workers?

Nothing is more important than safety on this project. Both companies bring vast experience and award-winning safety programs to this partnership. These safety programs have helped to develop our plans for the Project and ensure we go above and beyond regulatory standards to guarantee the safety of our people and the public. KLTP is also committed to the ongoing development of our employees and has included mandatory safety training for specific roles including H2S Alive, Confined Space Awareness, Fall Protection and Ground Disturbance. We also offer on-the-job safety and procedure training to ensure our workers are prepared for the task at hand. KLTP has developed a close-to-qualified training program designed to help those with no construction experience gain meaningful employment and start their careers in the construction industry with confidence.